Birchington cigarette raiders strike a second time

Raiders have struck twice

Detectives investigating the theft of  cigarettes from a Birchington shop believe it is connected to a second incident in Herne Bay.

Cigarettes were reported as stolen from a convenience store in Station Road, Birchington, at about 4.15am on Monday 6 November.

Cigarettes were again the target when burglars broke into a petrol station in Kings Road, Herne Bay, just after 4.15am  today (November 7).

Detectives believe three offenders used a crowbar to force open the door, put the cigarettes into a large, yellow builders’ supply-type bag and left the scene in a dark-coloured car.

A yellow builders’ supply-type bag was also used in the #Birchington burglary the previous night.

Anyone with information is asked to phone Kent Police on 01843 222289 or Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 quoting reference number 06-0081 for the Birchington burglary or 07-0017 for the Herne Bay burglary.